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Plagiarism and Research Misconduct Policy (Postgraduate Research Students)

Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is the act of taking or copying someone else’s work, ideas, or intellectual property, including another student’s, and presenting it as if it were your own.

This policy defines plagiarism in the context of an Open University research degree. It sets out how incidences of plagiarism and other research misconduct committed by postgraduate research students will be investigated and provides a simple graduated framework of penalties when plagiarism or other research misconduct is confirmed.

The Plagiarism and Research Misconduct Policy is hosted on the Graduate School Network (GSN).

Please visit GSN Forms and Guidance page for further information.

For more information about changes to policy, terms and conditions, and curriculum visit the change log.